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Books & Company

1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

United States

262-567-0106; infoBooksco.com

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Web site: http://www.booksco.com/

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Description: Hours (open seven days)

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Upcoming events

Sep
5
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR (Friday, September 5 at 6:30pm)
Pajama Time! Story Hour THE MOON Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company To prepare for International Moon Day (Sept 6) one day early, we will be reading stories about the moon! We will be doing a Lunar-inspired craft, eating an out-of-this-world snack, and going on our very own Moon Rock Hunt! Everything you need to do to get ready to go moon gazing with your own families or friends the next night! Miss Lisa N. will be reading from stories like The Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop, Freida B Meets the Man on the Moon by Renata Bowers, Max and the Tag Along Moon by Floyd Cooper, Moonday by Adam Rex and Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
10
PATRICIA SKALKA (Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm)
Patricia Skalka author of Death Stalks Door County

Author Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Six deaths mar the holiday mood as summer vacationers enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County peninsula. Murders, or bizarre accidents? Newly hired park ranger Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective, assumes the worst but refuses to get involved. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife and daughter, he’s had enough of death.

Forced to confront the past, the morose Cubiak moves beyond his own heartache and starts investigating, even as a popular festival draws more people into possible danger. In a desperate search for clues, Cubiak uncovers a tangled web of greed, betrayal, bitter rivalries, and lost love beneath the peninsula’s travel-brochure veneer. Befriended by several locals but unsure whom to trust or to suspect of murder, the one-time cop tracks a clever killer.

In a setting of stunning natural beauty and picturesque waterfront villages, Death Stalks Door County introduces a new detective series, “The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries.”

Patirica Skalka: A lifelong Chicagoan, Patricia Skalka is a former Reader’s Digest Staff Writer and award-winning freelancer, as well as one-time magazine editor, ghost writer and writing instructor. Her nonfiction book credits include Nurses On Our Own, the true-story of two pioneering, local nurse practitioners. www.patriciaskalka.com

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
12
KELLY LIGHT (Friday, September 12 at 6:30pm)
Kelly Light

Kelly Light author of Louise Loves Art

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Author talk & Book Signing

Books & Company

*Kelly Light will be visiting local schools during the day.

For fans of Olivia and Eloise, this stunning debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms. Meet Louise. Louise Loves Art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece--her piece de resistance Louise also loves Art, her little brother. This is their story. Louise Loves Art is a celebration of the brilliant artist who resides in all of us. Kelly Light :Kelly Light lives in New York but grew up down the shore in New Jersey surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, cotton candy colors, and Skee-Ball sounds. She was schooled on Saturday-morning cartoons and Sunday funny pages. She picked up a pencil, started drawing, and never stopped. Kelly has illustrated Elvis and the Underdogs and Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service by Jenny Lee, and the Quirks series by Erin Soderberg. This is her first picture book

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
16
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, September 16, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Shelter by Harlan Coben. (Ocotber~ Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick) Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he's met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, September 18 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading a discussion on The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis (October 16~Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger ) Shell shock, lands Raimund Kaufmann in a London hospital, a victim of the war but also of his own efforts to get out of Germany and build a new life in America. While his recovery eludes him, his memory returns us to to the Flats, a milling community on the Mississippi River, where Raimund and his brother Albert have sought respite from the oppressive hand of their older brother, now the master of the family farm and brewery. In Minnesota the brothers confront different forms of prejudice, but they also find a chance to remake their lives according to their own principles and wishes--until the war makes their German roots inescapable.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
GREGORY SHERL (Thursday, September 18 at 7pm)
Gregory Sherl

Gregory Sherl author of The Future for Curious People

Author Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Books & Company

Sherl has created a world just to the side of our own, where you can go to an envisionist’s office—kind of like a dentist’s office—type someone’s name onto a keyboard, and see a film of your future with them ten or fifteen years down the road (with some commercial interruptions, of course). The Future for Curious People follows a young librarian named Evelyn who is obsessed with knowing her future, and fears that she will waste her time on somebody who will not make her happy. She is a constant visitor to Dr. Chin’s office who, along with being an envisionist, is also a doctor, accountant, and holds a PhD in something unknown.

Godfrey has no interest in seeing the future until his fiancé Madge insists that it’s the next step in their relationship. He’s happy with his simple life working for the Office of Unclaimed Goods and being with Madge, but Godfrey eventually agrees to her request, not knowing that this decision will completely change his life. Godfrey and Evelyn accidentally meet in Dr. Chin’s office and then a strange thing happens: they keep turning up in each other’s futures. Is this a sign that they are meant to end up together or is it simply a malfunction in the system?

In this brilliant and heartwarming debut novel, Gregory Sherl explores the dilemma of whether love is about knowing happiness is at the end, or if it is about taking a leap of faith.

Gregory Sherl, is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail, shortlisted for the Believer magazine’s 2012 poetry award. He currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi. Find him at www.gregorysherl.net.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Friday, September 19 at 6:30pm)
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS

An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Game Night topic: GOT GAS? Friday, September 19, 2014 Books & Company Jerry Hoefs will present Got Gas? A study of carbon dioxide.

Contact Janet Foust 262.569.9443 or cell:920.248.9409 to RSVP or with questions

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
STUART GIBBS & WILLIAM ALEXANDER (Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30pm)
Stuart Gibbs & William Alexander Stuart Gibbs, author of Space Case William Alexander, author of Ambassador Book Release Party, Author Talk, and Book Signing Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30p.m. Oconomowoc Public Library School visits during the day Ambassador: Gabe Fuentes is reading one summer night when he is interrupted by a creature who looks like a purple sock puppet. The sock puppet introduces himself as the Envoy and asks if Gabe wants to be Earth’s Ambassador to the galaxy. What sane eleven-year-old could refuse? Some ingenious tinkering with the washing machine sends Gabe out to the center of the galaxy. There he finds that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force—and Gabe himself is the target of an assassination plot. Back home, Gabe discovers that his undocumented parents are in danger of being deported. Can Gabe survive long enough to solve two sets of “alien” problems? He runs for his life, through Minneapolis and outer space, in this fast-paced adventure from a National Book Award–winning author. Space Case: Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep... William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include Ghoulish Song and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Visit him online at WillAlex.net and GoblinSecrets.com, and on Twitter via @williealex. Stu Gibbs is the author of Belly up, Poached, Spy School, Spy Camp, Evil Spy School, and Space Case. He has also written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents.). He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.

Location: Street: 200 W South St. City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Emily St. John Mandel (Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm)
Emily St. John Mandel (added from Random House)
Sep
24
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. (October 22 - Norwegian by Night - Derek B. Miller) Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier by the increasing number of dead witnesses. But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve-year-old brother Socrates.

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Oct
9
REED FARREL COLEMAN (Thursday, October 9 at 5:30pm)
Reed Farrel Coleman Reed Farrel Coleman author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: A Jesse Stone Novel October 9, 2014 Reception & Book signing 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.* Dinner with author 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Pewaukee Public Library Jake's Restaurant 21445 Gumina Road, Pewaukee

Advanced Tickets Only $50 Reception & Book Signing $135 Dinner * Dinner tickets limited to the first 10 to RSVP - Dinner ticket includes reception and a copy of Blind Spot Advanced books sales at www.booksco.com Author talk at the Pewaukee Public Library 1pm October 9 (free & open to the public) 210 Main St, Village of Pewaukee Reservations recommended

It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been.

Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla’s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse’s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped.

Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that’s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light—but in your blind spot.

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books. He died in January 2010.

Reed Farrel Coleman, called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry and Audie awards. He teaches writing at Hofstra University and is a founding member of MWA University. He lives with his family on Long Island.

BENEFITING

Pewaukee Public Library Foundation Honoring the Helen (Bobbie) Brook Memorial Mystery Collection

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Oct
16
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, October 16 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP Open to the Community Thursday, October 16 , 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company

Ken will be leading a discussion on Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (November~ Secrets of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay) New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson's Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

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Oct
22
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday,October 22, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Norwegian by night by Derek B. Miller (November 19~ Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight ) Sheldon Horowitz--widowed, impatient, impertinent--has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway--a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor's young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

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Nov
20
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, November 20 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading a discussion on Secrets of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay (December 18~ Choose Your Own) Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The secret lives of codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

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